About Matilda the Musical

Based on the treasured children’s novel by Roald Dahl, the multi award winning musical Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre is adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Matilda’s parents hardly notice her at all, it’s not much better at school where the fearsome, tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull terrorizes her children at the smallest provocation. But Matilda is no ordinary child, she’s had enough with the grown-up’s and their bullying ways and with the help of her favourite teacher Miss Honey, she may find a way she can change things for the better!

Matilda was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon in 2010 and received its London premiere on November 2011 and its Broadway premiere on in April 2013 at the Shubert Theatre. The musical won a record seven Olivier Awards in 2012 (including Best New Musical) in London and five Tony Awards on Broadway in 2013.

Performance dates & times

You can book from 21-Sep-2017 to 27-May-2018

Running time

Mon
  • -
Tue
  • 19:00
Wed
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Sun
  • 15:00

Cambridge Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

32-34 Earlham Street London WC2H 9HU
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Tottenham Court Road) 24, 29, 176
  • Parking: Chinatown (6mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38; (Tottenham Court Road) 24, 176, N29, M41, N279
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left 100 metres to a small roundabout where the theatre can be seen.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross